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India media storm over 10-year-old pregnant rape victim

2017-08-07

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant and has been refused an abortion is at the centre of a media storm in India

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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

2017-07-28

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of "psychological and emotional abuse"

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Mother and daughter horribly scarred in brutal acid attack in India STILL live with attacker

2017-07-24

A mother and daughter left permanently scarred in a brutal acid attack still live with their attacker - because they have nowhere else to live

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

2017-07-12

Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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NHS attended to 9,000 FGM cases in England last year, report reveals

2017-07-05

Report reveals slight drop on figures from 2016 – but Royal College of Nursing says number is not falling fast enough

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Indian women wear cow masks to ask: are sacred cattle safer than us?

2017-07-04

Kolkata artist Sujatro Ghosh’s latest project points to country’s veneration of cows to highlight rising violence against women

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